OHIC

2018 rates decision

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has announced its decision on 2018 small and large group rate filings. The rates reflect increased costs of care, particularly prescription drug costs and specialist care.  Read how we are pushing to accelerate changes toward a more...

OHIC approves rates

After a thorough review, the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) has approved Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s (BCBSRI) 2017 premium rates. Our 2017 rates reflect the projected cost of paying providers along with taxes, assessments, and the cost of operations. On...

ACA Federal Insurer Tax Suspended for 2017

As a result of recently passed legislation, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Federal Insurer Tax (also known as the Health Insurance Provider Fee) will be suspended for one year, beginning on January 1, 2017. Collection of this tax will resume in 2018. The Federal Insurer Tax applies to fully-...